Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioural challenges.
Participants learn to advance their skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic lectures, role-playing, videotape examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators. Participants receive personal attention and individualized feedback during breakout sessions from Think:Kids trainers while also benefiting from opportunities for networking.
Continuing education credits are offered at no extra cost. Participants must attend all days to be considered for certification. Completion of the training is also a requirement of the professional certification program.
Additional Topics Include:
- Strategies for when a child refuses or has difficulty expressing his/her concerns.
- Dealing with common resistances to the approach.
- Troubleshooting other barriers to implementation in systems.
- Integrating with other models (i.e. Positive Behavioural Supports).
- Implementation in groups such as classrooms and transforming system-wide disciplinary policies.
- Gain in-depth exposure to both the assessment and intervention components.
- Practice drilling down to identify specific problems to be solved.
- Practice identifying the specific cognitive skill deficits contributing to challenging behaviour.
- Learn how to solve problems and train skills using the collaborative problem-solving process.
- Practice indirect skills training with personalized feedback from trainers.
- Develop the skills for troubleshooting Plan B.
Who Should Attend
Tier 1 training is intended for mental health front-line staff, clinicians and educators interested in becoming proficient in Collaborative Problem Solving.
This course is delivered virtually over 4 half days. Attendance is required each day.